Jan 7, 2011

The Book Blogger Hop (12)

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books and runs from Friday to Sunday. The Hop is a fantastic way to get your blog noticed, and visit some other blogs that you didn't know about before. Head over and sign up and see what you can find!

Each week a different question will be added to the hop in order for conversations to occur, and for your followers to get to know you better. Here we go!

"Whah book influenced or changed your life? 
How did it influence/change you?

That's an easy answer, The Giver by Lois Lowry! I had been working at my daughter's book fair when she was in elementary school and somehow I picked the book up. I feel in love immediately. I guess it was the first dystopia I had read. I don't even think they called it dystopia then, just science-fiction. At this point, I began to take children's and young adult seriously, not just for entertainment. Dystopia is still my favorite genre!

Follow Friday is hosted by the lovely Rachel at Parajunkee's View. Here is her question:

"What book(s) have you discovered lately 
from someone's book blog"?

There have been a lot of great Waiting on Wednesday posts lately. I guess one's that stand out are titles from debut authors. If I have read a book I really like, I always take note of the author and make sure I seek out more books by them. Sometimes it's hard to find debut authors, but blogs like The Tenners (2010 releases), The Elevensies (2011 releases), and The Apocalypsies (2012 releases) are fantastic resources. These blogs list all of the authors that have debuts that year. Check 'em out! 

Hop on by and leave me your link. I would love to hear your answers. 

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  1. Hopping by from the Book Blogger Hop! I like your answer to the question! It came so easy to you, I had a very hard time answering it haha. Hope you'll hop by my blog to read my answer!


    Happy Reading : )

  2. I love how our children's books can be catalysts to great lit. Because of my children I reread The Chronicles of Narnia. Wow. I still adore that sereis.

  3. Here from the Hop.You know I never really thought of dystopia as a genre before today! I've seen a couple of blogs know talking about it that way. I like those kind books, too - at least as long as they wind up somewhere hopeful. I don't like books that end with everyone miserable forever. :) I like books that provided sometimes overwhelming challenges, yes, but one that the characters are capable of overcoming.

  4. Here from the Hop!! Great answer!! Mine came natural as well, it was a no-brainer!! I have a giveaway going on on my blog and I'd love for you toe tner!! Check it out!!

  5. I love dystopian books as well, I always feel like I have learnt something after reading them, even though technically they may never become true.. :P


  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm a new follower here :-) The Giver is definitely a worthwhile book to read!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. Oh my I completely adore The Giver too! It was one of my first YA reads. Great pick!
    Happy Friday Jen!

  8. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-book-blog-follow-friday.html

  9. I don't know if this book changed my life but it defiantly turned me back into reading after a few year slump, Twilight. *shakes head* Yeah, I know... but what can I say.

    If you are looking for something different stop by for a guest audio review of the Mortal Instruments for the Morbid Romantica Challenge 2011. We are starting off with
    January:  Nephilim/Fallen Angels. 

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  10. New follower (Follow Friday) Great blog you've got here :)


  11. I've never read "The Giver" but have it tentatively planned for later on this year after having heard a lot about it. The book that most inspired me was Anne of Green Gables, since I was about seven, as Anne was the most real heroine I'd encountered so far, and she reminded me of myself. Through various stages in my life the books have spoken to me personally in different ways, and have grown up with me.

  12. Hi, just hoppin' around! I'm an old follower. :)

    Come visit me at iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books.

  13. I love your blog! I've been reading a lot of banned books lately and I have to say it's been a lot of fun :D Anyways, I'm just hopping by for Follow Friday :P Visit my blog and enter the giveaway when you get the chance! www.bethebooks.blogspot.com :)

    Have a good weekend!

  14. The Giver's a good book. I don't have a single book to point to. Come by and see why.

  15. This will probably come of something as a surprise but the book that changed/influenced my life (more than any other) is a non-fiction book. I know we all focus on novels and the fanciful fiction we love to read but The Four Work Week is the book that gets all the credit. I know the title sounds fictional but it really isn’t. Hop over to my blog and find out why – http://www.howardsherman.net

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Day!

    Howard A. Sherman

  16. Hopping through. I read The Giver when I was 12 and it's been a favorite ever since (even though I generally don't like dystopia). I'm 29 now and if I have a son in a year or two, there's a good chance his name will be Jonas.
    Happy weekend!
    My Hop

  17. Love you design..have visited before.

    Stopping by from the blog hop...interesting answer.

    Happy New Year....

    My answer is at: http://silversolara.blogspot.com


  18. Hi,
    Just hopping by and following through- book blogs just ensure my TBR list gets longer and longer!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  19. I'll have to re-read The Giver one of these days...

    I ended up choosing Twilight because it was one of the first books that I interacted with strangers about. (More on my blog!)

    Have a good week!


  20. Stopping by from the hop. Have a great weekend!

    My hop is here

    Happy Reading,
    Zakiya LadyWings

  21. Oh I loved The giver, what a great book choice!!

  22. Fellow hopper here stopping by. I'll have to check out The Giver. Thanks for the tip.